One of the few girls who conquered the “Dakar” on a motorcycle, ahead of many male participants. In 2011, she was the best among all the participants of the weaker sex. Unless of course it can be called the weaker sex ..
Laya Sanz (full name Eulalia SANZ PLA-GILIBERT) – began to engage in motorsport since 14 years old and immediately became the Champion of Spain in motorcycle trial competition. With 16 years of dreaming of speech in Dakar. Up to 25 years, she managed to win nine consecutive European title, as well as several world title in Moto-Trial in the class. At that time when Laya has become ten times winner of Women’s World Championship Moto-trial, she realized her dream of acting in its debut Dakar’s race and won the women’s category of the Dakar, finishing with 39 in the overall standings.
Laya Sanz winning, Dakar 2011 in the women’s standings, became Queen of the Dakar. Dakar title of Queen, is played in the female participants and the full title reads – Dakar Motorcycle Queen Wins the Ladies Trophy.
Dakar for girls is much harder than anyone. After all, even the most experienced riders physically withstand loads, rather I would say – overload. Lack of sleep, physical fatigue, long Liaison. Liaison on some bikers just starting to fall asleep from exhaustion. They start before everyone else, and spend the whole day on the bike with a “straight leg” – just a test. As one of the pilots, “the end of the day my body is converted to a lump of muscle, I’m not able to control the bike is not something that I can not to control the arms and legs. Save only experienced masseurs, which lead me to the norm”.
After the race Laya not hide her tears: “… This version of my dreams … Everyone knows how I love the “Dakar” and all so much about talking about its complexity. But with such a teacher as Jordi Arkaron I knew what to expect. Now in my head so many thoughts, I do not know what to think – I’m on the ninth heaven. I want to thank each and the main chord and the rest of my family. ”